Recent content by Abrant23

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    Advice needed - new guy with MEP004A

    Easy peasy, cut the top plate on the 2x4's and sister in 2x6 the full height of the wall. You'll have to order a door with a wider jamb if that's what is framed out there, if its just a window you're golden. Not really a hard fix at all since the sheetrock isn't up yet. Is the interior...
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    Fixing up my MEP-803A"

    If I wasn't so far away from them (since they're in Kansas), I would have bid you up some on em! That $220 closing bid was dirt cheap. Please start a thread and let us know what shape they're in.
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    MEP-1040 received, recommended first steps

    Good, now I know who to tag for assistance should that day ever come!
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    MEP-1040 received, recommended first steps

    I hope that I never have the need to use that to troubleshoot my 1040! :oops:
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    Inflation and MEP replacement parts

    Yeah, that's the knee-jerk reaction I expected, but I'm more of a details and specifics kinda guy. I understand policy has consequences, but they should be pretty close across the board since the same awful policies should effect these stations exactly the same seeing as they all get the fuel...
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    Inflation and MEP replacement parts

    I can't for the life of me figure out what the deal is with diesel prices around me. Within a 4 mile drive I can find prices for a gallon of diesel varying from $5.69 to $5.09. Literally on the exact same highway. And the best part is one day the first station I pass will be the highest, and...
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    Advice needed - new guy with MEP004A

    Over here in South Carolina on the coast, there's a specific color called "Haint Blue" that is used to paint porch ceilings. The Gullah claimed it kept the evil spirits from entering one's residence. It works wonders for keeping the spiders and such away.
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    Mep-802a. Any reason not to drive ground rod?

    This is the most important part of this response. There are so many different factors that come into play when installing a backup generator, depending on transfer switching method, location, mounting, and enclosure type the generator is located. If in doubt, ask someone who does it for a living!
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    Mep-802a. Any reason not to drive ground rod?

    This is accurate per the NEC. You can drive as many ground rods as you'd like, but it can only be bonded to the neutral at the first means of disconnect. Our code requires ground rods at any outbuildings as well. Its also smart to have one for the gen set too.
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    Valence's M116A3 Mounted MEP-803A (10kw generator)

    In theory, yes, you could load it up that way. I cannot fathom a situation in which you would do that though, unless you had one giant single phase 120v motor or something like that. For normal operation, I would assume that one would have a regular ole split buss 240v panel that would...
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    Valence's M116A3 Mounted MEP-803A (10kw generator)

    Respectfully, You're missing the point that you cannot have over 52 amps on a single leg in the 120v operation. The only way to get the 104 amp output is by utilizing two legs, with 52 on each leg. 6awg wire is fine for the 10kw generators unless you are concerned with voltage drop over long...
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    Valence's M116A3 Mounted MEP-803A (10kw generator)

    4 conductor 6awg is sufficient for the 120v load as you will never exceed 52 amps on a single leg. Only way you'd need a larger cable is if you were running it a great distance and needed to account for voltage drop.
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    Generator auction prices

    My 1040 hammer price was $5500. I ended up with $6800 in it after tax tags, title, fuel to go pick it up, filters, new fluids, and two new batteries. Can't really complain about that given the price of a comparable civi version these days.
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    New MEP-1040 pushing strange colored oil out of filler cap

    If you look at the picture of that unit that shows the analog hour meter, it seems to have water inside of it as well. I wonder if these units were in a flood? Hopefully you can dry her out, change some fluids and she'll make electricity.
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    New MEP-1040 pushing strange colored oil out of filler cap

    And don't forget to flip that little pull tag back down after you burp the system......if you don't and then run it for an hour or so it'll push coolant out the reservoir cap and drain hose......ask me how I know! Alvin.
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